Jockey Javier Castellano celebrates aboard Mage after winning the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A week that horse racing would like to forget ended Saturday when Mage won the Kentucky Derby on a day in which two horses died and the favorite was scratched out of the race over fear for his health.

There was plenty of celebration as the massive Churchill Downs crowd watched as Mage and Two Phil’s battled down the stretch only to have the runner-up in the Florida Derby win by one length for trainer Gustavo Delgado.

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